Solved Cookies, cookies, session cookies

December 24, 2016 at 21:49:20
Specs: several
Windows Internet Options ("Internet Properties" on the
dialog box) > Privacy tab > Advaced button

Advanced Privacy Settings is about cookies. There are three
radio buttons to accept, block, or prompt for first-party cookies,
and three for third-party cookies. There is also a checkbox to
"Always allow session cookies".

My question is about the word "Always".

Does it mean that checking the box overrides the radio button
setting to block third-party cookies when the cookie is a session
cookie?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



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December 25, 2016 at 10:26:07
There are different types of cookies. You already mentioned the "normal" ones - session, permanent, 3rd party - which are generally harmless (except for tracking); but there are also Flash cookies, Zombie cookies & EverCookie. These sites explain them:

http://blog.kameleoon.com/en/types-...

https://www.techopedia.com/definiti...

http://privacypolicies.com/blog/bro...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everc...

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#1
December 25, 2016 at 02:47:08
Just ignore that dialogue box altogether, then Internet Explorer will handle all cookies automatically.

If you start messing with cookie settings manually it could have unwanted consequences when you visit some websites.

The default automatic cookie handling has always worked fine for me, though I no longer use IE anyway now. Stopped using it years ago.

Firefox is miles better and has online help tutorials for all user settings.


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December 25, 2016 at 07:08:21
I use Firefox at home but we use Edge at work and I have them set (if I remember correctly) to block third party cookies and it works OK for us.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
December 25, 2016 at 10:05:11
I've used Firefox quite a bit, but never noticed big differences
between FF and IE. I've already downloaded the latest version
of Firefox and may install it on the new laptop shortly. I expect
I'll still have frequent occasion to use Edge.

I want to allow first-party cookies and block third-party cookies,
but it isn't obvious to me whether to uncheck the box for session
cookies. The default is to always allow session cookies.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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December 25, 2016 at 10:26:07
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There are different types of cookies. You already mentioned the "normal" ones - session, permanent, 3rd party - which are generally harmless (except for tracking); but there are also Flash cookies, Zombie cookies & EverCookie. These sites explain them:

http://blog.kameleoon.com/en/types-...

https://www.techopedia.com/definiti...

http://privacypolicies.com/blog/bro...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everc...

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